State Prisons in minnesota

Clicking on any of the Minnesota facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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Minnesota Department of Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

Minnesota maintains their own state prison system; 11 facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, close, medium, and minimum.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Minnesota abolished the death penalty in 1911, so there is no death row.

Go here for full instructions on using the Minnesota Department of Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The Minnesota Department of Corrections also oversees the state's only juvenile detention center, Red Wing.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Minnesota Department of Corrections, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.